Jakarta (ANTARA) - A gas truck overturned on TB Simatupang Toll Road, East Jakarta, on Monday morning, triggering a lengthy traffic snarl.

Chief of the Operational Section of the East Jakarta Fire Department Gatot Sulaeman stated that the toppling of the gas truck closed two of the three slow lanes, prompting the traffic police to direct all vehicles to the fast lanes.

Sulaeman steered clear of not divulging details behind the cause of the accident and the possibility of casualties.

"One evacuation unit has gone to the scene," he confirmed.

Chief of the Control and Operation Section of the East Jakarta Transportation Office Riky Erwinda stated that the accident had resulted in a long traffic jam.

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